Nissan and FedEx Express to carry out real-world driving tests of the 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 in Yokohama
Nissan in cooperation with FedEx Express will carry out real-world driving tests of the 100% electric commercial vehicle, e-NV200, in the Yokohama area beginning in mid-July. The e-NV200 test vehicle is based on Nissan’s multi-purpose compact van NV200. Nissan will provide FedEx Express with a test model e-NV200 to use as a delivery vehicle for approximately one month. Nissan will then evaluate the vehicle’s potential for the delivery of international air cargo. This will be the second test conducted with FedEx, following a similar trial in Europe during last winter. Nissan has road tested the e-NV200 with several other major fleet companies this year, including AEON Retail Co., Ltd. in Japan and British Gas in Europe. Valuable feedback gleaned from the real-world testing will be reflected in the development of future Nissan production models.
The 100% electric commercial vehicle e-NV200 provides families and businesses with a functional and roomy interior and is intended to be a breakthrough in commercial vehicles, serving to underline Nissan’s leadership in the electric vehicle (EV) segment. The Nissan NV200 is a new-generation compact commercial vehicle suited to a wide variety of driving situations for customers around the world, including businesses, daily use, or leisure. It was chosen as the base vehicle for New York’s Taxi of Tomorrow—the exclusive taxi of New York City. The NV200 first became available in Japan and Europe in 2009 and is now available in many other countries, including China and Malaysia. Future launches are planned for the U.S. and India.